Borussia Dortmund faced up with arch-rival Bayern Munich in the DFL-Cup on Tuesday as hostility returned on the pitch.
Both German giants were aiming for the season first silverware but it was Bayern that achieve the feat with Super Cup crown.
It was a frenetic atmosphere of football at the Signal Iduna Park as both sides competed effectively against each other.
In the end, the Bavarians claimed the 3-1win over BVB as we look at some key statistical quotients from this all important Super Cup clash.
Shot on target
5 (Borussia Dortmund) (Bayern Munich) 5
Both sides showed their great attacking lustre as 5+5 – 10 shots on goal was evident between the two sides.
Both teams (Borussia Dortmund and Bayern Munich) had five shot on target apiece as a poof of the quality they possess going forward.
But it was the Bavarians (Bayern) attempts here that paid off as they hit the back of the net on three occasion.
Shot Off Target
3 (Borussia Dortmund) (Bayern Munich) 7
Both sides showed their attacking intent in the Super Cup contest. But it was Bayern Munich that had the upper hand over all in the final third of the pitch.
Both teams cumulated 3+7 -10 shots off target in total. It’s Dortmund that had only 3 shots off target as compared to Bayern’s increased number of attempts with 7 shots off target on the day.
0(Borussia Dortmund) (Bayern Munich) 3
The Bayern Munich side showed their defensive input in the game as it aided their quest to triumph on the occasion.
They had 3 shots blocked in the encounter while Dortmund had none in the entire match.
That could be the obvious reason why there unable to avoid Bayern strikes on goal as star forward Robert Lewandowskihit an inspiring brace in the contest.
48 (Borussia Dortmund) (Bayern Munich) 62
In the highly entertaining contest, it was Bayern Munich that had the upper hand in midfield.
BVB had 48% of the ball possession as against Bayern’s dominant show of possession in the encounter.
Julian Nagelsmann’s wards had 62% of the ball as the duo of Joshua Kimmich, Leon Goretzka bossed proceedings effectively in the central areas.
5(Borussia Dortmund) (Bayern Munich) 6
Both sides produced a total of 5 + 6-11 corner-kicks as a proof of the intensity they offered in this fixture.
Bayern had the higher number of corner-kicks in the match as compared to their Super Cup counterpart BVB.
Bayern had 6 corner-kicks while Dortmund had one less with five (5) corner-kicks.
4 (Borussia Dortmund) (Bayern Munich) 0
Bayern Munich had no offside to deal with when they played rivals Borussia Dortmund.
They were precise and accurate with the way they went about the business in the attacking areas.
BVB had 4 Offsides calls in the match as they sought the goal they needed to level up with Bayern Munch. That’s why they were caught out by the match referee on those occasions.
13(Borussia Dortmund) (Bayern Munich)14
Dortmund’s intent to rally back into game led them into a couple of rash challenges in the contest.
Bayern on their own were even the major culprit here despite the fact that they had more possession of the ball than their opponent.
BVB recorded 13 fouls as against the 14 fouls Bayern Munich committed in the entire match.
2(Borussia Dortmund) (Bayern Munich) 3
The German giants forced a total of 2+3-5 yellow cards overall. It’s not really a surprise as Bayern was caution more than the Dortmund side.
Bayern trio of Niklas Sule, Leroy Sane and forward Eric Maxim Choupo-moting was booked in the 23rd, 83rd and 93rd minute respectively.
While BVB’s duo of Marco Reus and Dahoud Mahmoud was issued a yellow in the 25th and 32rd minute respectively.
5 (Borussia Dortmund) (Bayern Munich) 4
Both sides ensured a total of 5 + 4- 9 goal kicks in the encounter. Bayern’s attacking input led to 4 goal-kicks of their own.
While Borussia Dortmund had 5 goal-kicks as a proof of their attacking contribution in the match.
However, it was not enough for them to make the difference as they lost super cup to German Champions Bayern.
2 (Borussia Dortmund) (Bayern Munich) 0
The physical duels involved in the match ensured two treatments in the entire 90 minutes duration.
But it was the BVB side that had the two (2) treatments in the game as rivals Bayern Munich committed a high number of fouls.
The yellow and black had less fouls committed thus leaving Bayern with no treatment in all.